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Knockrow Plane Disaster Memorial
Knockrow Plane Disaster Memorial

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / John Huth

A monument commemorates members of the Royal Australian Air Force (Ernest Shackell, Trevor Llewellan Woodgate, Edmond James Helly-Ahern and Gordon Hill), who were killed in a plane crash near this spot in 1944 . 

Location

Address:Martins Lane & Pacific Highway , Knockrow, 2479
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.760435
Long: 153.534697
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:22-May-1944
Actual Event End Date:22-May-1944

Dedication

Front Inscription

IN MEMORY OF FOUR BRISBANE MEMBERS OF THE R.A.A.F
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES WHEN THEIR PLANE CRASHED
                  — NEAR THIS SPOT — 
WHILST FLYING FROM BRISBANE TO EVANS HEAD
                            — 22.5.44 — 
BURIED AT EVANS HEAD WAR CEMETERY.
Flight Lieutenant ERNEST ALLAN SHACKELL (29)
Flying Officer TREVOR LLEWELYN WOODGATE (26)
Warrant Officer EDMUND JAMES KIELY AHERN (26)
            Sergeant GORDON HILL (21)

Source: H,MA
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